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For the love of Lego

veritable Legoland for one last weekend of summer fun.

  The Whistler Museum is hosting its annual Lego building competition on Saturday, Aug. 30 from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. at Myrtle Philip Community Centre, and everyone is welcome to get creative and throw their hat into the ring for a chance to win some amazing prizes.

“It’s really fun for the whole family,” Jehanne Burns, program and promotion supervisor for the Whistler Museum said in a recent press release. “Kids and adults both love it, and I am always impressed with how imaginative their creations are.”

It costs $10 per family to compete, and you must pre-register by calling 604-932-2019 or e-mailing education@whistlermuseum.org .


Meeting of (creative) minds


If you missed out on the first artists meeting held in May, circle Tuesday, Aug. 26 on your calendar.

The Whistler Arts Council is holding another brainstorming session with local artists of all mediums for an evening of conversation and socializing. They are also hoping to discuss the creation of an Award of Excellence program, which would recognize local artists, and the potential of a West Side artist in residence program, as well as workshops and studio space at Alta Lake House.

The meeting will be held from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Alta Lake Station House, on the southwestern shore of Alta Lake, across from Wayside Park. Contact Angela at WAC by phoning 604-938-9221 if you’re interested in attending.


Capturing treacherous climbs


Thrill-seeking rock climbers have some brand new, awe-inspiring footage to check out at the upcoming Reel Rock Film Tour.

Presented by the Squamish Mountain Festival, the third annual event features the latest releases from some of the best filmmakers that work in the genre, including the Canadian premiere of, The Sharp End, by Peter Mortimer and Nick Rosen.

“These are the latest films by the best climbing filmmakers out there right now,” Ivan Hughes, local tour coordinator, said in a press release. “These guys go to extreme lengths to get the most intense footage of climbers pushing their limits.”

The films presented during this year’s tour feature climbers in precarious locations around the world, free climbing with minimal gear, or on solo climbs atop high boulders with no protection at all.

The Squamish leg of the film tour will be held at 8 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 31 at the Eagle Eye Theatre, followed by a screening in Vancouver on Thursday, Sept. 4 at Vancouver’s Ridge Theatre. Tickets are $15 and are available at Valhalla Pure, Climb On, The Squamish Adventure Centre, and at the door. For more information on the Reek Rock Film Tour, check out www.reekrocktour.com .





Supper for pups


Dig out your finest doggy dishes — Whistler’s premier pooch party is back for it’s sixth year. Hosted by the Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa and Whistler Animals Galore (WAG), the annual K9 Wine & Dine Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, August 23. Three Dog Bakery will treat four-legged friends to a three-course meal, while their human chaperones will partake in a buffet complete with wine courtesy of Peller Estates and See Ya Later Ranch Wineries. WAG hopes to raise $15,000 at this event through ticket sales, silent and live auctions, and the WAG’s to RICHES raffle. Tickets are $45 per person and $20 per dog, and can be purchased by phoning 604-935-8364.

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